- Starring: Charles S. Dutton, Meg Ryan, Omar Epps
- Summary: Meg Ryan stars as Jackie Kallen, the most successful female manager in boxing history. A smart, gutsy woman who wants to break out of a dead-end job, Kallen gets her chance when she sees Luther Shaw (Epps) in a brawl and knows he is a champion in the raw. (Paramount Pictures)
- Director: Charles S. Dutton
- Genre(s): Biography, Drama, Sport, Romance
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60Despite its problems, the picture still satisfies -- more than a lot of allegedly worthy "A list" movies do. In a movie world where heavyweight often means top-heavy, Against the Ropes shows some pretty fleet footwork.
38It's a real shame that most new boxing movies try to copy the crowd-pleasing, sentiment-choked tactics of "Rocky" rather than the stark drama of "Raging Bull" or the realistic grit of "On the Waterfront" and "The Harder They Fall." Against the Ropes is only the latest sorry example. The sad thing is that, with this real-life story and subject, it could have been a contender.